Spatiotemporal Airy light bullets in the linear and nonlinear regimes

Daryoush Abdollahpour, Sergiy Suntsov, Dimitrios G. Papazoglou, Stylianos Tzortzakis

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Abstract

We demonstrate the realization of intense Airy-Airy-Airy (Airy3) light bullets by combining a spatial Airy beam with an Airy pulse in time. The Airy3 light bullets belong to a family of linear spatiotemporal wave packets that do not require any specific tuning of the material optical properties for their formation and withstand both diffraction and dispersion during their propagation. We show that the Airy3 light bullets are robust up to the high intensity regime, since they are capable of healing the nonlinearly induced distortions of their spatiotemporal profile.

Original languageEnglish
Article number253901
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume105
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Spatiotemporal Airy light bullets in the linear and nonlinear regimes. / Abdollahpour, Daryoush; Suntsov, Sergiy; Papazoglou, Dimitrios G.; Tzortzakis, Stylianos.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105, No. 25, 253901, 15.12.2010.

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Abdollahpour, Daryoush ; Suntsov, Sergiy ; Papazoglou, Dimitrios G. ; Tzortzakis, Stylianos. / Spatiotemporal Airy light bullets in the linear and nonlinear regimes. In: Physical Review Letters. 2010 ; Vol. 105, No. 25.
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